by Lissa Poirot
Comfort Suites is a budget-friendly resort located next door to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas. The hotel has its own pool and is in the heart of Nassau’s Marina Village shopping and dining area, but its claim to fame is a connection to Atlantis: The hotel is the only property on the island that is allowed to provide full use of Atlantis facilities to its guests at no additional charge.
Recently renovated, comfortable all-suite rooms feature sofa beds and dividers between sitting and sleeping areas, as well as empty mini-refrigerators and in-room microwaves. The multi-million dollar renovation included new bedding, beds, draperies, lamp, artwork and rugs. Guest bathrooms received new granite countertops and lighting. The property also refurbished the onsite restaurant, Crusoe’s, with new chairs, tables, and dark wood buffet cabinets. The hotel’s lobby, patio deck, parking lot and wedding gazebo also received a facelift. A pool is located next to the hotel’s restaurant, the latter providing free breakfast to hotel guests daily, as well as a light lunch option. The hotel features coin-operated laundry and provides free Wi-Fi in-room and in its business center. A free shuttle will drop your family at Atlantis’ various hotels.
Learn more about Comfort Inn and Suites.
Our Editor Loves
- All the benefits of Atlantis Resort without the price
- In-room refrigerator and microwave
- Free breakfast, WiFi and shuttle service
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
Comfort Suites features 223 renovated junior suites with a sitting area and a sleeping area separated by a half divider. Rooms come with either a king-sized bed or two double beds and both come with a sleeper sofa. Unfortunately, even with two double beds and a sleeper sofa, only four people are permitted in a room, so families with five or more are required to book two rooms.
Rooms are equipped with a small flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, in-room safe and coffeemaker. Microwaves are available by request at no charge. Rooms feature either garden or pool views. The hotel is not located directly on the beach and does not provide beach views.
Traveled to PI with my friend, her husband and their 2 kids while her husband was at a conference. We had two connecting rooms which was perfect for the 5 of us. My friend’s husband had a conference at the Atlantis but we stayed here based on reviews and cost - especially with a 2 and 5 year old. Our rooms were clean, spacious and perfect for the little time we spent there. They served their purpose and I was pleased to come back to a well-cleaned/orderly room in the evening after spending our days at the Atlantis. The room rate includes access to the Atlantis which was a huge perk. The walk was totally manageable (with a stroller for the 2 year old who is easily distracted). Highly recommend as more cost effective place to stay while enjoying the perks of the aquariums and pools at the Atlantis.
We were fortunate to hold the Nassau Chapter of Links Incorporated's monthly meeting and dinner at Comfort Suites. The experience was first class from the parking to the walk back to our cars after the event. The meeting room was clean and spacious and the dinner at the Restaurant (Crusoe's) was a culinary delight. Kudos to Chef Burnside and the awesome team of Ruthermae Rolle, Oshema and Mr. Ellis who was so gentlemanly in escorting us to our cars. It really is an oasis with an exceptional team!
Pools and Water Park
The hotel has a pool, which is relatively quiet because most families go to neighboring Atlantis Resort to enjoy its exclusive features. Atlantis' Aquaventure Water Park with river rapids, waterslides, beaches and pools is a popular draw, and because the bigger kids prefer the water park of Atlantis, the Comfort Suites pool is actually very good for younger kids or escaping the crowds and chaos.
Atlantis' kid-friendly attractions also include an aquarium, dolphin swim, kids' club, teen nightclub, 'tween club, golf and a teen-friendly spa. All Comfort Suites guests enjoy complimentary access to Atlantis' facilities.
The free hot American breakfast is served daily from 7 to 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Breakfast Salon. A light lunch menu is available in the restaurant or poolside, where there is also a swim-up bar.
Crusoe's Garden Restaurant
Located by the pool, this casual indoor/outdoor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will also find a swim-up bar at the pool, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The hotel features free Wi-Fi, as well as a business center with free computer and Internet access.
The Art of Smart Timing
During high season, which runs from the holidays through spring break, rooms start at $300 per night, which is a considerable difference from most of Atlantis' rates, making the hotel a good choice, even during peak season. Nassau is located in the hurricane zone, with hurricane season running from late summer to early fall.
Nassau is just 35 minutes from South Florida and 2.5 hours from New York. Comfort Suites Paradise Island is 30 minutes from Nassau International Airport.
A free shuttle will drop your family at Atlantis' various hotels.
For Mom and Dad
Adults can enjoy a cocktail at Bamboo Lounge located off the main lobby. The Bamboo Lounge is open from 4 until 11:30 p.m., daily.